The horse section lined up during the grand parade at the
Canterbury A. and P. Society's show. - Otago Witness,
13.11.1912. Copies of picture available from ODT front
office, lower Stuart St, or www.otagoimages.co.nz.
An unpleasant and rather dangerous experience befell a
party of local yachtsmen late on Sunday afternoon. The Eileen
left Broad Bay about a quarter to 5, and was proceeding
homeward alone. The wind was strong and gusty, and there was a
considerable sea on.
When off Grassy Point she got a stiff puff, and, before she
could recover, a second sent her over, throwing the party,
seven all told, into the water. Fortunately all went clear,
and two who could not swim were assisted back to the craft,
which continued, for a while, to float fairly high, though
gradually settling deeper into the water.
The accident was seen from the shore, but though two dinghies
and the motor launches Marguerita and Inishfree set off at
once, it was half an hour before the party were reached, and
they were then in a pitiable plight.
The necessary assistance, however, was forthcoming, and it is
understood that none of those who were on board is much the
worse for his immersion.
In dealing with an infectious disease such as tuberculosis in
a community like that of New Zealand the first condition of
success lies in the harmonious working of an enlightened
public opinion and an efficient system of scientific
In devoting a large portion of the Otago Witness, published
on Wednesday, to the subject, it is hoped that something will
be done towards the spread of knowledge as to the causes of
consumption, most of them preventible, and also towards
showing what is being done for the treatment of those who are
suffering from the disease in New Zealand and elsewhere, what
may be done in the way of the removal of the unhealthy
conditions by the public themselves as the health
authorities, and, as far as possible, help those who are
directly engaged in the "Fight against the White Plague."
To enable this work to be carried out, the members of the
local branch of the British Medical Association, acting up to
the best traditions of the profession that it is their duty
not only to treat disease, but to prevent it, appointed an
Editorial Committee to arrange and provide suitable matter.
The public may therefore be assured that, subject to the
limitation of human knowledge, the presentation of the
subject is authoritative.
Our Auckland correspondent states that since the opening of
the Auckland wireless station some splendid work has been
accomplished by the operators, and it is not an uncommon
thing for the station to be in communication with vessels as
far away as the Australian Coast and the South Sea islands,
while the Suva and Pennant Hills stations are clearly heard
Some good work was accomplished on Friday, when the Auckland
operator easily got into communication with the Union
Company's steamer Atua, bound from Auckland to the islands,
the vessel being spoken to at a distance of over 1000 miles.
The Atua advised that she would reach Tonga at noon on
The geysers at Rotorua have been unusually active of late
(says our Auckland correspondent), the climax being reached
on Friday afternoon, when Pohutu gave a fine exhibition,
which lasted for nearly three hours. A magnificent movement
was also made by the Cauldron, which rose to a height of
about 20ft. Pohutu was active on Thursday morning, when it
played for about four hours, and in the afternoon it was
active for about 20 minutes.
- ODT, 12.11.1912